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Zinedine Zidane Champions League final
Despite superficial similarities, Real and the Reds couldn’t be more different – both on the pitch and off it. With a Champions League up for grabs, Alex Hess explains why one side will have to give way...
Roy Keane, Mick McCarthy
23 May 2018
The Republic of Ireland's first World Cup appearance in eight years was a mere footnote to the explosive events which occurred on this day 16 years ago, as Miguel Delaney explains
Ryan Bertrand 2012 Champions League final
Ahead of Saturday's showdown between Liverpool and Real Madrid, Greg Lea selects some unlikely winners and runners-up of Europe's elite competition
23 May 2018
Thousands said they would turn up to protest Nainggolan's omission from the Belgium squad via Facebook – but very few actually followed through
Vinicius Junior Real Madrid
23 May 2018
One year ago today, Madrid announced the €45m capture of a 16-year-old Brazilian without a first-team appearance to his name. Twelve months on he’s already dividing opinion, writes Jack Lang
Steven Gerrard Real Madrid
23 May 2018
What the Reds would give for a repeat scoreline this weekend from the time they thrashed Madrid at Anfield in the Champions League knockout stage
Brandi Chastain
23 May 2018
We have another dodgy piece of footballer artwork, everyone. Say hello to poor Chastain's plaque...
23 May 2018
After Enzo saw off the challenge with his dad's Real Madrid team-mates, it was time for the 30-year-old to do it with his son's team
Gareth Bale 2017 Champions League final
22 May 2018
It’s the pinnacle of a footballer’s club career, so you have to be pretty special – or lucky – to complete a hat-trick of European showpieces. Can you name the players to have done it?
Salah Firmino
22 May 2018
Between the Reds’ desire, Real’s ageing legs and Liverpool’s under-the-radar threat, Matt Ladson of This Is Anfield on five factors to provoke the Spanish giants’ concern
Cristiano Ronaldo, El Clasico
Real Madrid finished a mighty 17 points behind Barcelona in 2017/18, but this weekend they could claim a third straight Champions League title. Kiyan Sobhani uncovers some more continental kings who reserved their best for Europe
Zinedine Zidane
22 May 2018
The enigma of Zizou has outsiders puzzled. As he takes aim at a hat-trick of Champions League titles as a coach, Thore Haugstad explores the ‘Zidane effect’